Getting to and from the Niseko ski slopes
The Yutaka luxury Niseko accommodation is located about
5 buildings down from the main road that runs through Niseko. This is the road
that the bus from Sapporo takes when it comes into Hirafu.
There are 4 sets of lifts that people typically take
from Upper Hirafu onto the slopes:
- The Ace Family Lift
- The Ace Pair Lift #1 and the The Ace Quad Lift #2
- King Pair Lift #1 A & B
- The Hirafu Gondola
There are three main ways to get onto the snow from
- If you have lessons organized through Niseko Base
Sports (NBS) then you will need to start at the Ace Family Lift. From Yutaka
you walk up the hill to the main road and then turn left and walk down the
main road for about 5 minutes. As soon as you go through the traffic lights
take the next road on your right. NBS is located in the base of the Alpen
Ridge Hotel. Once you go Up the Ace Family Lift you can connect to the Ace
Quad Lift #2 and then you are away up the mountain. This is the way most people
from Yutaka get onto the slopes, even when they don’t have lessons.
The walk to The Ace Family Lift is shown by the red
line on the map above.
- If you have lessons organized through NISS and you
don’t feel like skiing across from the Ace Family Lift then your best
bet is to get the free shuttle bus up to the Niseko ground Service building
in the big car park up near the top of the upper village. You can catch the
shuttle bus from the shuttle stop just down the hill from Yutaka, at Shuttle
Stop #4 (2 minutes walk), or you can walk up to Shuttle Stop #12, just up
Hirafu-Zaka St from the traffic lights on the main road. NISS are located
just below the start of the King Pair Lift #1 A & B. The walk to the Shuttle
Stop #4 is shown by the green line
on the map above. The walk to the Shuttle Stop #12 is shown by the
orange line on the map above.
- If you want to start off at the Hirafu Gondola then
you can take the shuttle bus directly to the car park at the base of the Gondola.
You can catch the free shuttle bus from either Shuttle Stop #4 or Shuttle
Written by Paul White
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